Area OPP Police Press Releases

2 Repeat Offenders Arrested After 60 Year Old Assaulted – Serious Injuries

(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) – As a result of an investigation, two have been charged criminally, in an assault that sent a 60-year-old resident to hospital. Donovan Thomas FISCHER, 23-year-old of Kitchener, has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. Colin Michael FISCHER, 35-years-old of Guelph-Eramosa, has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. Both were held for bail.

On April 23, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault at a private residential community on Highway 7, west of Guelph. It was reported that two known individuals had assaulted a resident and that the injuries were severe. A 60-year-old resident was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.